NRF Asks for Clarification on “Essential Retail” — CNBC.com

The National Retail Federation is asking for clarification on how “essential retail” is defined during local and state COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders:

“In a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday, the National Retail Federation’s CEO Matthew Shay said some state and local officials are ordering retailers to shut down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus – but also closing businesses that should stay open. They said the government should better explain CDC instructions to limit gatherings to less than 50 people and exempt big-box stores, grocers and wholesale clubs where there’s space for people to spread out”

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